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How to go from digital optical output to XLR digital input?

Mike Anderson

Senior Member
I have a device that outputs digital audio via optical, and I need to go into a device that takes an AES3/EBU (XLR) digital input.

Does anyone know of an adapter, cord, or some other passthrough device than can do this?

Alternatively, is there something that goes from digital optical to analog stereo RCA?

I've searched with Google, but I can't find anything.


M-Audio CO3 will do TOSlink (your optical SPDIF connection) to AES/EBU or vice versa. They're discontinued but you should still be able to find one around.